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The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)

May. 15,2008
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6.5
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PG
| Adventure Fantasy Family

One year after their incredible adventures in the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Peter, Edmund, Lucy and Susan Pevensie return to Narnia to aid a young prince whose life has been threatened by the evil King Miraz. Now, with the help of a colorful cast of new characters, including Trufflehunter the badger and Nikabrik the dwarf, the Pevensie clan embarks on an incredible quest to ensure that Narnia is returned to its rightful heir.

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CrawlerChunky
2008/05/15

In truth, there is barely enough story here to make a film.

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Kaydan Christian
2008/05/16

A terrific literary drama and character piece that shows how the process of creating art can be seen differently by those doing it and those looking at it from the outside.

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Zandra
2008/05/17

The movie turns out to be a little better than the average. Starting from a romantic formula often seen in the cinema, it ends in the most predictable (and somewhat bland) way.

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Kayden
2008/05/18

This is a dark and sometimes deeply uncomfortable drama

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leplatypus
2008/05/19

I'm shocked, upset, disappointed and angry to see that Disney produces now movies about children as soldiers! Where is their so-called magic, enchantment, family values?? Unicef ranks war children as the worst war crimes but Disney makes it art, fun and just to have more money in their pocket!! That tells you how crazy is our actual world from top to bottom as it's a shame to notice that critics, medias really interested to tell this truth! Anyway this Disney movie begins in the worst way ever, because after the dreamy magic kingdom castle opening, your ears are attacked by a loud, pitched woman scream! Try to find me a old Disney with such violence; finally it sums up well the movie: blood, guns, violence again and again... All the fun, cool, gentle stuff of the 1st movie like the talking beavers have disappeared: now you just have a war academy for children: i'm just appalled to see that all siblings even the youngest take arms to kill the enemy (check the poster too)! And it's the best brainwashing you can have: you can hear them telling that striking first is better than defense and when they enter the village as winners, the populace greets them like the best dictatorship propaganda! So maybe the time when family programs were forbidden to depict guns, violence was better but if i was father, those stinking movies would go to the trash and i would inspire my children with more compassionate, authentic, caring values!

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KalKenobi83
2008/05/20

Watched The Chronicles Of Narnia:Prince Caspian With Ben Barnes(Stardust) as Prince Caspian X . Also Starred William Mosley(Goodbye Mr.Chips) as Peter Pevensie , Skander Keyes (Ferrari ) as Edmond Pevensie , Anna Popplewel(The Girl With The Pearl Earring) as Susan Pevensie and Georgie Henley(Jane Eyre) as Lucy Pevensie also Starring Warwick Davis(Willow) as Nikabrik, Peter Dinklage(Elf) as Trumpkin ,Ken Stott(King Arthur) Trufflehunter The Badger, Eddie Izzard(Valkyrie)as Reepicheep ,Pierfrancesco Favino(Night at The Museum) as General Glozzelle and Sergio Castellito( The Missing Star) also Starring Liam Neeson(Batman Begins) as The Voice Of Aslan.This is one of the best fantasy films also the character's were memorable but it was very compelling also it was brilliantly shot also really enjoyed the development of Caspian The Rightful King but is reluctant to do so also really enjoyed the characters seem to capture the essence of the books also Castellito was Brilliant as The Corrupt Father Figure of Caspian who was Power Hungry also an Extremist it made it clear he wanted to rule with an Iron Hand The Story was brilliant almost like the book with a few but awesome modifications and it's deep for a fantasy blockbuster by Disney also Amazing Costume Design By Isis Mussendsen(Thirteen Days) , Score By Harry Gregson-Williams(Kingdom Of Heaven) ,Cinematography By Karl Walter Lindenlaub(Independence Day), Screenplay By Christopher Markus & StephenMcFeely(You Kill Me) and Direction By Andrew Adamson(Shrek 2) also one of the Best Fantasy films and C.S. Lewis would be Proud 8/10

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ma-cortes
2008/05/21

The picture is an extraordinary story with noisy adventures, marvelous fantasy , wonderful scenarios and pretty amusing . Full of action , excitement , entertainment and with an incredible battle scenes similar to ¨Lord of the Rings¨. Fun second part with rousing adventures , incredible monsters and dazzling fights . C.S. Lewis' classic is reborn in this second outing about 'The Chronicles of Narnia' when four children from war-torn England find themselves transported to a land of myth and fantasy . Return to magic , return to hope , return to Narnia . Some journeys take us far from home . Some adventures lead us to our destiny . It begins during German air raids over London in WWII . Four kids travel through underground to the land of Narnia and learn of their destiny to free it and help Prince Caspian . Lucy (George Henley) , Edmund Pevensie (Skandar Keynes) , Susan and Peter return to Narnia where they meet up with Prince Caspian (Ben Barnes) for an impressive battle against dark forces . Along the way they encounter dragons , dwarfs (Peter Dinklage , Warwick Davis) , merfolk, and a band of lost warriors . A fantastic world with fauns and centaurs and where animals speaking , giant mice , beaver , bear , fox , among others . The children are the chosen ones , according an ancient prophecy, and they team up with Aslem , the mighty Lion and real king of Narnia , fighting to defeat a nasty king in an epic finale battle . Then , all of them go throughout the fantastic world and where animals speaking as a likable giant swords-rat , a bull and many others . It has been foretold that they will bring peace to Narnia with the guidance of the mystical lion . They must survive the evil treachery of an usurper king named Miraz (Sergio Castellitto) , his barons , Lord Sopespian (Damián Alcázar) , General Glozelle (Pierfrancesco Favino) and the mysterious White Witch (Tilda Swinton, she also makes a short cameo as a centaur) locked in ice who still claims to be Queen . They team up with Aslan (Liam Neeson ; ¨Aslan" means "lion" in Turkish), the mighty Lion , fighting to defeat the evil in an epic finale battle against a huge army .This exciting movie has amazing fantasy, breathtaking adventures , groundbreaking battles and awesome FX , as the film contains over 1500 special effects shots, more than its predecessor's 800 effects shots . In this impressive production , C.S. Lewis' imagination is brought to life with top-drawer computer generator special effects . Although C.S. Lewis wrote "Prince Caspian" second, it is actually the fourth book of "The Chronicles of Narnia . This agreeable story is lavishly produced by Andrew Adamson from ¨Shrek trilogy¨ and Mark Johnson , along with C.S. Lewis' stepson and heir Douglas Gresham was co-producer on this film and its predecessor . The pic is a magic story with rip-snorting adventures , overwhelming fantasy , state-of-art FX , sensational scenarios and good feeling . Plenty of action and emotion with incredible battle scenes , thrills , actions and brief touches of humor . Provide enough amusement to keep the hands on your seat and dazzling eyes until the epic ending . In spite of overlong runtime and the difficult of adapting , the film still managing to keep a quick enough pace for those unfamiliar with the fantastic saga . Sympathetic performances for all casting and including a top-notch support cast . The film displays a colorful and evocative cinematography by Karl Walter Lindenlaub filmed on location ; although parts of the film were made in New Zealand like its predecessor, the majority of shooting took place in Czech, Slovenia and Poland because of the larger sets available . Rousing musical score fitting perfectly to the action-adventure by Harry Gregson-Williams . The motion picture was marvelously directed by Andrew Adamson , he's the director,producer, writer of ¨Shrek¨ trilogy . Adamson found a way to have the film stand on its own by adding a grand scale castle battle to the storyline, to make this film more epic and action oriented ; he made this second trip to Narnia bigger and more overblown than the first. Although this film was quite successful , it was far from the blockbuster success of the first film , as a result , Disney declined co-production on the rest of the series . Rating : Above average and worthwhile seeing , the whole family will enjoy this film . It's a very likable adventure-fantasy and enormously appealing for kids, adolescents and young men . Overall this is a really nice movie . If you are familiar with the story, then there are no real surprises, but makes up for it with overwhelming CGI animation. This was the second installment , the first entry was the following : ¨The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and Wardrobe¨ (2005) by Andrew Adamson with Georgie Henley as Lucy Pevensie , Skandar Keynes as Edmund Pevensie , William Moseley as Peter Pevensie , Anna Popplewell as Susan Pevensie , Tilda Swinton as White Witch , James McAvoy as Mr. Tumnus and Jim Broadbent as Professor Kirke ; the third entry was ¨The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader¨ (2010) by Michael Apted with Ben Barnes as Caspian , Will Poulter as Eustace Scrubb , Gary Sweet as Drinian , Bruce Spence , Bille Brown as Coriakin Laura Brent as Liliandil , Rachel Blakely as Gael's Mum and Nathaliel Parker as father's Caspian

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Emily-Rose Heffernan
2008/05/22

1,300 years in Narnia has passed when the Pevensie siblings were living in the real world for only 1 year. Contrary to their expectations, Narnia has changed a lot from what they last knew it to be. The Telmarines are a non-magical, human race that have put the Narnians on the verge of extinction with most of them assuming that they are already extinct. A Telmarine Lord, Lord Miraz (Castellitto) is the brother of the King of Telmar whom he killed along with all his sons, save Prince Caspian (Barnes). Now that Lord Miraz has a newborn heir, he intends to get rid of Caspian and hence pronounce himself the King of Telmar. Caspian escapes Telmar and in an act of desperation, summons the Queens and Kings of Old, the Pevensie siblings. Aslan (Neeson) has not returned and the Telmarines intend to attack the Narnians and Prince Caspian and wipe them out once and for all. The movie is a large improvement from the previous movie on multiple fronts. There is far more action, adventure and anticipation than before and the useless and immature dialogues have been thrown for something more mature and needful. It's a wholesome, entertaining fantasy- war movie that young and old can enjoy and relate to alike.

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